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Astrodene's Historic Naval Fiction Log Book - Your regular update of what's new in nautical literature set in the Age of Sail

February 2015

There is 1 brand new naval fiction titles out this month together with news of some recent releases.

Brief information is given below with links to the full website articles.

Recent Latest Release Articles

This month articles have appeared about the following books which have been published or are available for pre-order


Kings and Emperors

The latest Alan Lewrie novel by Dewey Lambdin titled Kings and Emperors, is now available for pre-order in hardcover worldwide. It will be released on 24 February 2015.

Blackwell's Homecoming

The third book in V. E. Ulett's Blackwell's Adventures was recentlyy released. Blackwell's Homecoming is now available worldwide in paperback and for kindle download.

Swift Pride

Alec Merrill recently released the second book in his Jon Swift series, Swift Pride. It is available worldwide in paperback.

The Threat in the Baltic

Roger Burnage recently released the next installment of The Merriman Chronicles, The Threat in the Baltic. It is available worldwide for Kindle download.

Non Fiction

Lady Castaways

Joan Druett has just released a new book, Lady Castaways, available for kindle download worldwide. It will be released in paperback shortly.

Other Nautical Fiction

The Guinea Boat

Alaric Bond has just released a new stand alone novel, The Guinea Boat. It is available worldwide for Kindle download and in paperback.

Featured Author

Each month I provide a short bio of one of the authors on the site. This month we will look at Julian Stockwin

Julian StockwinJulian Stockwin joined the Royal Navy when he was fourteen and went on to serve for eight years with the Royal Australian Navy, seeing active service with a carrier task force. He was one of the survivors of the collision between the aircraft carrier Melbourne and the destroyer Voyager, which sank taking the lives of eighty-two men. Julian retired a Lieutenant Commander and now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy, writing and travelling the world on location research.

He is writing a series of books about Thomas Kydd and his friend Nicholas Renzi. It starts in 1793 when Kydd, a wigmaker from Guilford, has been taken by a press gang.

Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month


Kings and Emperors

Kings and Emperors byDewey Lambdin (Hardcover - Worldwide)

It is due for release on 24 February 2015

A listing of books to be released in the future is available via the Releases Calendar
Book Reviews
A Pirate's Tale: The Sea Fox

David Hayes reviews A Pirate's Tale: The Sea Fox by Gary Robert Muschla

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Modern Era
For those interested in nautical literature set in a later period - What's new on the web site this month

David Hayes reviews Britannia's Shark by Antoine Vanner

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Other Books and Authors
I often find authors and books to be added to the site and whilst I try and include books in latest releases I do not always spot them in time. This section includes books and authors that have recently been found and may be of interest.
Sail A Fast Ship: A Novel of the American Revolution After a gap of nearly 17 years Charles E. Friend released a sequel novel in November 2013, Sail A Fast Ship: A Novel of the American Revolution
Tempest Driven Tempest Driven by a new author to the site, Randy Deering, was released in 2014
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